Tipperary GAA Scene
By PRO Jonathan Cullen
FBD Insurance County Championships
Last weekend saw the conclusion of the group stages of the senior premier intermediate and intermediate championships in hurling. In the senior hurling championship the action got underway on Saturday afternoon with two games in group 3. In Littleton Holycross Ballycahill were comfortable winners over CJ Kickhams Mullinahone on a full time score of 1-26 to 0-15, while in FBD Semple Stadium Upperchurch Drombane and Toomevara served up a much closer game that resulted in a 3 point win for the mid men, 1-16 to 0-16. These results now mean that Upperchurch Drombane top the group with Toomevara in second place, Mullinahone finished bottom of the table and will now contest the relegation semi finals.
The final game in group 1 between Clonoulty Rossmore and Kilruane MacDonaghs took place in Templetuohy on Sunday and in a very close and keenly contested game, it was MacDonaghs who came away with the points as they won by 3-15 to 1-20. By virtue of this win the north side top the group and they are joined in the Quarter Finals by Nenagh Eire Óg in second place, while Moycarkey Borris who finished bottom must now prepare for a relegation game.
In group 2, Dolla was the venue for the clash of Templederry Kenyons and Thurles Sarsfields and again this game was very well contested with the Thurles side being pushed all the way by their opponents before they eventually got the goals they needed to push on and win by 2-19 to 2-13. In FBD Semple Stadium Drom & Inch were pushed all the way by neighbours Borris-Ileigh in a game that had lots of great scores including some from very long range. In the end Drom & Inch were victorious by the narrowest of margins 1-15 to 0-17. Drom & Inch finish the group stages in top position having won all their games, while Thurles Sarsfields also qualify for the knockout stages finishing in second place. Templederry Kenyons finished bottom of the group and so must now contest the relegation semi finals.
In group 4 Kiladangan enjoyed a comfortable 3-13 to 1-14 win over mid champions JK Brackens in FBD Semple Stadium and in doing so finished in top place in the group. Loughmore Castleiney travelled to Holycross to play Eire Óg Annacarty knowing that a win was required to be certain of qualification to the next stage of the championship. The 2021 champions did not get it all their own way and as the game entered the closing stages it could have gone either way, but in typical Loughmore Castleiney fashion they held out for the win and secured their place in the next round. Unfortunately for Eire Óg Annacarty they must now prepare for the relegation stages.
In the premier intermediate championship Roscrea secured their third win of the campaign in group 2 when they defeated Moyne Templetuohy by 3-17 to 1-15 on Saturday in Borrisoleigh, also in group 2 on Saturday Silvermines overcame Kiladangan by 0-15 to 0-13 to pick up the points they needed to finish in second place. Kiladangan finish the group on the bottom of the league table which means they now go into the relegation saages of the championship. In group 1 Burgess and St Marys met in Boherlahan and it was Burgess who produced a winning performance, overcoming the Clonmel side by 0-23 to 0-14 which meant that they finished the group on 3 points. Newport and Sean Treacys met in the other game in the group in FBD Semple Stadium and it was all to play for in this one as both sides could qualify. It looked as if Sean Treacys were destined for the knockout stages as the game entered the closing stages, but late goals from Newport put all that in doubt. When the final whistle was blown Sean Treacys were victorious by 1-22 to 4-11 but on score difference they lost out on qualification to the next stage to Burgess who have qualified in second place behind St Marys.
Group 4 was the group of champions as all four teams had already won their divisional championships and in doing so had secured at least a preliminary quarter final spot. That being said, all of the teams would have set out in the county championship with the aim of reaching the quarter finals through the group. In Nenagh on Saturday, Clonakenny and Portroe met to essentially decide who would qualify in second place and in a high scoring game it was Portroe who were the winners by 3-21 to 4-14. In the other game in the group Cashel King Cormacs defeated Carrick Swan by 2-15 to 2-09 to cement their place at the top of the table with three wins from three. Carrick Swan who finished in bottom place, now head into the relegation stages.
In group 3, Gortnahoe Glengoole travelled to play Ballina in Borrisoleigh in the knowledge that they had already reached the quarter finals and they continued on their winning ways finishing the group with full points, thanks to a convincing 2-15 to 2-09 win. The other game in the group took place in Golden and was between Thurles Sarsfields and Killenaule, with both teams knowing that a win would put them in second place. The sides swapped the lead on a number of occasions during the game, but it was Thurles Sarsfields who were ahead when it mattered as they won by 0-24 to 0-20. The result left Killenaule in third place and out of the championship while Ballina must now get ready for a relegation game.
In the intermediate championship Moneygall and Cappawhite qualified from group 1 with Ballybacon Grange in bottom position. In group 2, last years Junior A county champions Skeheenarinky top the table with Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams and Borrisokane having to play a playoff game to decide who will finish in second place. Both teams finished the group stages on the same points as well as having the same scoring difference, scores for and scores against.
In group 3 Drom & Inch top the table with Kilsheelan Kilcash in second place, while Shannon Rovers finished in fourth place and head for the relegation stages. Group 4 sees Lorrha Dorrha finish on top with Golden Kilfeacle in second place while Carrick Davins who finished in fourth place must prepare for the relegation stages.
This coming weekend will see the Preliminary Round of the FBD Insurance County Senior and Prem Intermediate Hurling championships taking place with games fixed for Saturday, and Sunday. For all tickets to this weekend’s games are now available to purchase online via the ticket section of the Tipperary GAA website: https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/
Tipp GAA TV will also be livestreaming 2 games this weekend. In the senior championship on Sunday at 1.30pm in Holycross it’s the clash of Clonoulty Rossmore and Thurles Sarsfields, while at 3.00pm in FBD Semple Stadium its JK Brackens and Nenagh Eire Óg. Single games cost €10.
Order of Malta Fundraiser
A sincere thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser in aid of the Order of Malta which took place at last Sundays senior hurling championship game between Clonoulty Rossmore and Kilruane MacDonaghs. The generosity of all those who attended the game was simply overwhelming. Tipperary GAA are still offering the clubs of the county an opportunity to make a donation to this fund, a suggested €50 would be greatly appreciated.
A GoFundMe page has also been set up to facilitate donations from individuals who may not have been able to attend the game but would like to donate. The link to the donation page is: https://gofund.me/2e9f5f92
2022 AIB Munster Club Championship Draws
The draws for the 2022 AIB Munster Club Hurling and Football Championships were made on Monday night (September 5th) at a meeting of the Munster GAA CCC.
In Senior Hurling, the winners of next Sunday’s Waterford County Final (Ballygunner or Mount Sion) will have home advantage versus the Tipperary champions in the Munster Quarter-Final with the winners playing the Limerick champions in the Semi-Final. The Clare champions and Cork representatives will meet in the other Semi-Final.
In Senior Football, the Clare champions meet the Waterford champions in the Quarter-Final with the winners playing the Kerry representatives in the first Semi-Final. At the other side of the draw, the Cork representatives will play the Tipperary champions in the Quarter-Final with the Limerick champions awaiting the winners in the second Semi-Final.
By virtue of reaching the All-Ireland Senior Finals, Limerick (hurling) and Kerry (football) received a bye to the Semi-Final of the respective Hurling and Football Championships.
The AIB Munster Club Championships will get underway on the weekend of November 5th / 6th with all six Munster Club Finals scheduled for the first two weekends of December. All games will be played to a result on the day.
Check out the full list of draws at
2022 – 2023 Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw
Clubs and club coordinators have been very busy over the last number of weeks as they prepare for the commencement of the new Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw. With a lot of on field action as well as families preparing for the return to school, the draw committee have decided to reschedule the first draw. The draw will now commence on Friday September 30th. The clubs draw is a very valuable resource for each and every club across the county with every club benefitting considerably financially from each ticket sold. If you wish to renew your membership or join for the first time, just contact your Tipperary GAA club of choice who will be delighted to assist you in the process. Membership is also available online via the Clubs Draw section of the Tipperary GAA website.
Celebration of Teams of the Past
The preliminary quarter finals of the county senior & premier intermediate hurling championship will take place in Semple Stadium this Sunday September 11th . Spectators will be able to witness much more than the two games involved because the county board will use the occasion to honour two hurling teams from the past, the 1971 All-Ireland county senior team of 1971 and the Roscrea team that won the first All-Ireland club championship in 1971. To add to the occasion the county board will honour the survivors of the All-Ireland winning teams from 1949 to 1965, sixteen players in all. The two games on the day will take place at 1 and 3 pm with the players introduced to the spectators between the two games. Following the games the players will be treated to dinner in the Dome. A special booklet will be produced to honour this very special occasion.
Tipperary Handball News
Tipperary Handball has got a big boost this week with 4 Munster Juvenile 60×30 wins & 5 out of 6 Adult All Ireland singles Titles . In Juveniles our U12 Doubles Ava Carey & Molly Joyce (Ballina) travelled to Broadford in Limerick and after a closely contested Munster Final beat Juliet Moroney & Chloe Hannon from Clare 15/14 , 15/10. In the Girls U14D Sarah Williams & Clodagh Shinnors (Lahorna) Defeated Maggie & Clodagh Quirke Kerry 15/5, 15/13. The Boys Finals were hosted by Hospital in Limerick and in U13 Singles Josh Moroney (Ballina) after losing the first game 15/10 made a great comeback to win 15/3, 15/4 to take the Munster title. In U17S Evan Carey (Ballina) put in a powerful display beating Darragh Walsh from Waterford 21/1, 21/12. The U 14 Singles Game between Dean Carey (Ballina) & Waterford’s Tadhg Fitzgerald was postponed . In the Adult Finals in Crinkle Martin Mc Inerney (Ballina) was in full control of his final beating Prionsios Mauhghan from Galway 21/3, 21/5. In EMBS Willie Bourke (Ballina) was in top form against Brendan Mc Neela from Galway. His impressive serving kept the Galway man on the backfoot for the entire final as he romped to 21/1, 21/6 victory. In the MBS Paddy Delaney From Cashel had a tough opponent in Glen Walsh from Roscommon. Two close games saw Tipp winning the first 21/19 and Roscommon the second 21/19. In the tie Break Walsh got off to a great start but Delaney finished well winning 11/6. In St Comans in Roscommon Billy Mullins (Clonmel) in the Ruby Singles final beat Kevin Gerritty from Mayo 21/2 in the first game. The Mayo man conceded the second due to injury giving Mullins the all Ireland title. In the O70’s Singles Pakie Mullins (Clonmel) continued tipp’s good run with a win over David Mulhern from Donegal winning 21/13, 21/8. In Kilfane in Kilkenny in the U21 Singles Final Rory Grace (Lahorna) was defeated by Joe Devereux from Wexford by 21/14, 21/18 in a close game. We now look forward to the Juvenile all Ireland Semi Finals & the Adult Doubles Finals.
Win Up To €25,000 For Your GAA Club
GAA clubs across Tipperary are in with a chance of winning prizes of €25,000, €10,000 and €5,000 as part of the kellogs GAA cúl camps competition.
Meath LGFA star, Emma Duggan and TV presenter and former basketball player, Emer O’Neill officially launched the promotion with a previous winning club, Skryne GFC. The Co. Meath club claimed first prize with €25,000 and have demonstrated how the prize has transformed their GAA club through the restoration of its pitch and purchasing some new equipment including footballs and training accessories. To nominate your GAA club to win this year, simply purchase a promotional box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies or Bran Flakes. Using a unique on-pack code, log on to kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/competition and nominate a club of your choice. Starting on Monday June 27th, the camps will run up to August 26th. To date, more than 80,000 participants are booked to attend a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp this summer, with an added sense of excitement noticeable as this year sees numbers back at full capacity across the country following Covid restrictions. Visit www.kelloggsculcamps/gaa.ie for further booking information. Sarah Ferguson, Kellogg Ireland General Manager said “Based on incredible feedback and very popular engagement levels, we are delighted to officially launch the nationwide competition. This is open for all GAA clubs across the country to be in with a chance to win prizes worth a total of €40,000. This on-pack competition provides GAA members with a great opportunity to raise vital funds for their club. “We want to encourage everyone to nominate their club to be in with a chance. Through our partnership with the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps, we are very proud to support the grassroots of the GAA.” For more information on the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps visit gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps ROI & NI only. Parental Permission for under 18s required. Internet access and participating pack required. Enter between 01.04.22 & 26.08.22 inclusive. Prize paid in Euros only. T&Cs and restrictions apply. See promotional packs for details.
Tipperary GAA Scene
If there is anything you feel should feature in this column going forward, please feel free to forward it to firstname.lastname@example.orgBy Jonathan Cullen Wed 7th Sep